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Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Council’s Sept. 20, 2023 meeting was held in Red Earth Creek, with all 11 councillors in attendance, along with CAO Chad Tullis and Lynda Gray, the recording secretary.Six items were added to the agenda at the…

Joe McWilliamsLakeside Leader Somewhere out there is a saturation point for campgrounds, cabins and various other amenities for visitors to the Slave Lake area. But it hasn’t even been glimpsed, and nobody really knows where it is.That’s one of the…

Submitted Secretary-Treasurer Amber Oko provided the Board of Trustees with Aspen View Public Schools’ student enrolment count as of September 29, 2023.A total of 2,625 students are enrolled in Kindergarten to Grade 12 at Aspen View’s 16 educational facilities, including…

Pearl Lorentzen Lakeside Leader Lesser Slave Lake Regional Arts CouncilConnie Baird and Katrina Hill with the regional arts presented to council. They had three related requests. First that the town give the arts council $40,000 for two murals in 2024.…
M.D. of Lesser Slave River Council notebook

Oct. 11, 2023 meeting Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Holly wholly on board CAO Barry Kolenosky started off the meeting by presenting number cruncher Holly Omelchuk to council as the M.D.’s full-fledged Director of Finance. “Hip, hop, hooray!” said Councillor Brad…

Oct. 10, 2023 meeting Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Temporary shelter breezes through Council approved a temporary shelter for homeless people at the same location as last year – that being the southeast corner of the fire hall property. The matter…
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Oct. 3, 2023 meeting Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Public hearing The hearing on the re-zoning of four properties – likely for the purpose of choosing one of them for a permanent homeless shelter – is reported elsewhere in this edition…

The Lesser Slave Lake Health Advisory Committee held one of its quarterly meetings at Northern Lakes College on Sept. 25. In attendance were people from High Prairie, Driftpile, Slave Lake and Wabasca (possibly among others). AARC Ciara Brady of the…
M.D. of Lesser Slave River Council notebook

Oct. 4, 2023 meeting Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Council’s Oct 4 meeting consisted mostly of a series of policies put forward in amended form for tentative approval. Following that was a closed session, having something to do with ‘Mitsue.’ Rugged…
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Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Council’s Sept. 6 meeting was held at council chambers in Wabasca. Five items were added to the agenda: Letter from the Wabasca RCMP, Wabasca swimming pool, benefits provider, bear issue and road bans. CAO report CAO…
M.D. of Lesser Slave River Council notebook

Sept. 27, 2023 meeting Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Looking for help in hiring foreign The owner of a couple of businesses in Smith spoke to council about his challenges in hiring foreign workers. He needs to do it, said Khadim…

Sept. 19, 2023 Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader FCSS grants Council allocated $35,000 in the 2023 budget for community organizations for programs and such that qualify under the Family and Community Support Services mandate. The first round of grants happened back…

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Council’s Aug. 23 meeting took place at the complex boardroom in Calling Lake, with all 11 councillors present. Two items were added to the agenda for discussion – Hwy. 686 and a vending machine at the…

Sept. 12, 2023 meeting Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Policing update Slave Lake RCMP acting detachment commander Sgt. Casey Bruyns provided council one of his regular reports on crime statistics and policing. Much of it was the same as he’d shared…
M.D. of Lesser Slave River Council notebook

Sept. 13, 2023 meeting Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Recognition at the landfill Regional landfill manager Randy Peconi and some of his crew were in to receive the congratulations of council for their recent award from the Alberta Recycling Management Authority.…

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Council’s Sept. 5 meeting was notable for its brevity, if not much else. One item of new business, one question from council for admin. during Question Period, two ‘State of the Lake’ items and it was…